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Turkey / Earthquake #630890

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 20, 1999
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Izmit, Turkey: Ron Allen) The rising death toll after the earthquake reported; details given of the estimated death toll and of concerns about disease outbreaks reported; scenes shown from Izmit, Turkey, of recovery efforts. [US Navy doctor Lieutenant Colonel David TARANTINO - says conditions are right for disease.] [PEOPLE (some through translator) - say people cannot wash; say there is no medicine for the children.] [Survivor AHMED - says life is not comfortable.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) Concerns about the spread of diseases and other widespread medical problems after the earthquake in Turkey examined. [National Institutes of Health Dr. Anthony FAUCI - says there will be a lot of water-borne infections.] [Cornell Hospital John SULLIVAN - describes how injured people can die of kidney failure.] [AmeriCares Drew HANNAH - talks about getting help to people with chronic diseases.]

Allen, Ron;
Hager, Robert;
Williams, Brian

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